Landscape Photo
Photographer: Brian Horisk/AdventureArt, Fife, Scotland

Route Filmstrip & Description

This trail starts by the entrance to the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital and goes into the grounds of Larbert House which is now a ruin.The trail is on a tarmac path throughout.There are no seats near the path. There is enough room for two people to walk side by side along the whole length of the trail.There are five slopes along the route, the worst being 9% (1:11) for 40m or so, though two rise at about 7% (1:14) for 100m or more.

Surveyed by: . Fieldfare, September 2010 (Autumn)
Accessibility Rating: 3More Information
Distance: 1.7 km

Public Transport: No
Car Park: No
Steps: No
Barriers: No
Toilets: No
 

Information

This trail starts by the entrance to the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.There are bus stops and a car park near the entrance.There will be public toilets and disabled toilets in the hospital.

Start This trail starts by the entrance to the new Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.There are bus stops and a car park near the entrance.There will be public toilets and disabled toilets in the hospital.

Keeping the car park on your left walk past the bike stands to the path towards the woodland walk.

Direction Keeping the car park on your left walk past the bike stands to the path towards the woodland walk.

Take the path by the car park.

Direction Take the path by the car park.

 

Path

 

Path

Cross the access road and turn right on the cyclepath.

Direction Cross the access road and turn right on the cyclepath.

Cross the road used by ambulances.

Direction Cross the road used by ambulances.

 

Path

 

Path

Take the first path on the left, it almost doubles back.

Direction Take the first path on the left, it almost doubles back.

 

Path

There is a slight cross fall (about 4% {1:25) on this section.

Gradient There is a slight cross fall (about 4% {1:25) on this section.

 

Path

There is a gradient of 8% (1:12) going round the corner.

Gradient There is a gradient of 8% (1:12) going round the corner.

 

Path

 

View

 

Gradient

There is a steady climb of about 7% (1:14) for 80m or so.

Gradient There is a steady climb of about 7% (1:14) for 80m or so.

 

Path

 

Path

At the top of the hill there is a seat a 15 metres away from the tarmac path.The ruins of Larbert House can be seen behind the safety fence.

Seat At the top of the hill there is a seat a 15 metres away from the tarmac path.The ruins of Larbert House can be seen behind the safety fence.

 

Path

At the junction turn left down the hill to complete the circular walk.There is a short cut if you turn right.

Direction At the junction turn left down the hill to complete the circular walk.There is a short cut if you turn right.

The first part of the slope has a gradient of 10% (1:10) for 30m or so then it is a more gentle slope at about 5% (1:20) for 100m.

Gradient The first part of the slope has a gradient of 10% (1:10) for 30m or so then it is a more gentle slope at about 5% (1:20) for 100m.

 

Path

 

Path

Turn right to follow the circular walk.

Direction Turn right to follow the circular walk.

There are good views across the surrounding countryside.

View There are good views across the surrounding countryside.

Stay on the path to pass the old stable block.

Direction Stay on the path to pass the old stable block.

 

Path

Bear right past the stable block.

Direction Bear right past the stable block.

Turn right at the junction.

Direction Turn right at the junction.

The path now climbs back up the hill for about 200m but the worst part of the gradient is 8% (1:12) for about 20m.

Gradient The path now climbs back up the hill for about 200m but the worst part of the gradient is 8% (1:12) for about 20m.

 

Path

 

Path

 

Path

The surface is a little broken and uneven in places.

Surface The surface is a little broken and uneven in places.

 

Path

The surface is a little broken and uneven in places.

Surface The surface is a little broken and uneven in places.

Bear left at the top of the slope.

Direction Bear left at the top of the slope.

 

Path

Follow the path round towards the hospital.

Direction Follow the path round towards the hospital.

The slope down has a gradient of about 9% (1:11) for 40m or so.

Gradient The slope down has a gradient of about 9% (1:11) for 40m or so.

 

Path

At the cycleway and hospital access road turn right to return to the car park and main hospital entrance.

Direction At the cycleway and hospital access road turn right to return to the car park and main hospital entrance.

 

Path

To return to the main hospital entrance follow the route you used from the start of the walk.

Path To return to the main hospital entrance follow the route you used from the start of the walk.

The short cut crosses the grass for about 50m.

Surface The short cut crosses the grass for about 50m.

There is a good view of the ruins of Larbert House.

Feature of Interest There is a good view of the ruins of Larbert House.

There may be some muddy patches on the grass area.

Surface There may be some muddy patches on the grass area.

Bear left when back on the tarmac.

Direction Bear left when back on the tarmac.

 

Path

At the junction bear right to rejoin the trail and head back to the main hospital entrance.

Direction At the junction bear right to rejoin the trail and head back to the main hospital entrance.

Larbert House Phototrail

 

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